I don't know if it got completely ignored. I found it in a lot of gaming magazines, and I recall first hearing about it in Game Informer, which gave it quite the glowing review.
True, but think about the difference between the "hype" level of this game, and something like Crysis, Starcraft II, etc etc.
Yes, the game magazines have been all over it -- but it still doesn't have the "hype" level. Which leads to problems, like the complete
lack of a EU publisher. Why? Because "space games don't sell well in germany" -- a huge part of the EU market.